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The finishing touches, and stocking the new 7-11 today.
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And just up the soi work is progressing slowly on another market next to Nirun.
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Just now, forcebwithu said:

Over on the south end of Buakhao, crews are taking down old, unused utility lines

Fantastic news. Absolutely fantastic!!!

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9 July the site for the new 7-11 looked like this
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And one month later the 7-11 is open for business. Unfortunately for the balloon chasers, no balloons and no freebies for the grand opening.
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18 hours ago, forcebwithu said:

And one month later the 7-11 is open for business. Unfortunately for the balloon chasers, no balloons and no freebies for the grand opening

Yes I took a look yesterday as I was passing that way (and avoiding the long tail-backs at the 3rd Rd and Klang junction), but decided not to take any pics and steal your thunder! Actually on the corner turning off Bongkhot 8 onto Arunothai I was pretty confused as to where the road was and what bit is the 7-11 parking. I expect soon they will be bringing in the food carts, a dog laying across the entrance, and the usual accompaniments of 7-11s.

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40 minutes ago, jacko said:

a dog laying across the entrance, and the usual accompaniments of 7-11s.

Do you remember the old goat that used to sleep on the 7/11 steps on Khao Talo??

 

They should get one of those to attract the old goats that live in Nirun ..!!

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2 hours ago, Bullfrog said:

Do you remember the old goat that used to sleep on the 7/11 steps on Khao Talo??

 

They should get one of those to attract the old goats that live in Nirun ..!!

There was one at the 7-11 near my place in Nong Plalai, big bugger but quite tame. Would wait for someone stopping to shop after being at the village market and wander over and help itself to vegetables in the bike basket. A few times I waited to see what happened when the owner came out, worth a giggle.

I wonder if a few tables and chairs will arrive and turn that car-park into an early drinkers bar, and competition for the GC's further up!

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Just now, jacko said:

I wonder if a few tables and chairs will arrive and turn that car-park into an early drinkers bar, and competition for the GC's further up

I mentioned it further up the thread...or in another thread...or perhaps in a dream....but I totally agree.

It is a travesty that the "boat" 7/11 on Pattaya Tai doesn't sell beer and yet has the best 7/11 seating options that I know! 

As you look at the photo the sun goes left to right.It would be so bloody easy to put some nice shades up there on the right hand side..."Nice" WTF am I talking about ....a few metres of green or black "farmers netting" would suffice!!!!

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Quite the building project going on at the Soi Xzyte grounds. A couple of weeks ago a worker told me it was a market. I'm wondering if they might be moving the Tues/Fri Buakhao market to this site. Would also be a good location for a Tree Town Two.
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I'm curious as to what this stretch of concrete will be used for. Whatever they intend it'd better be light use as they're only putting down a thin layer of concrete with no rebar reinforcement.
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Heading home saw these guys walking the roof panel up the roof girders. No safety ropes in sight. There's a bit of breeze blowing right now, so half expected a gust to fling the panel and them along with it off the roof. A couple of the Thai neighbors were out watching the spectacle, and I expect they were thinking the same. 
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Not sure how long this sign has been up, but now we know what's planned for the Xzyte grounds and what the finished product is supposed to look like.
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58 minutes ago, forcebwithu said:

Workers working to put up new wire ahead of the crews taking it down.

Those guys seem to be all over the place.

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On 8/11/2020 at 3:53 PM, forcebwithu said:

Heading home saw these guys walking the roof panel up the roof girders. No safety ropes in sight. There's a bit of breeze blowing right now, so half expected a gust to fling the panel and them along with it off the roof. A couple of the Thai neighbors were out watching the spectacle, and I expect they were thinking the same. 
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I am totally confused (which isn't difficult to do!)... Is this pic from behind the "new" 7/11 on Arunothai ??? 

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1 hour ago, Bullfrog said:

I am totally confused (which isn't difficult to do!)... Is this pic from behind the "new" 7/11 on Arunothai ??? 

Other side of Nirun. It's on the soi that runs behind M-Club over to Arunothai.

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Just now, forcebwithu said:

Other side of Nirun. It's on the soi that runs behind M-Club over to Arunothai

Aha! I haven't walked up that soi in years !! Thanks!

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Soi 15 intersection is still a tangle of wires after yesterday's trim.
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But still an improvement over what it looked like a week earlier.
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Now working opposite the hospital.
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1 hour ago, forcebwithu said:

Before and after pics of the wire cleanup at Chaos Corner. From earlier in the week
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And today. Still a hell of a lot of wire for maybe six or so utility services in Pattaya.
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And speaking of today, looks like no tomorrows for Today Bar on Soi Lengkee.
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Spotted only one lonely parasailing customer this morning.
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Sabai Lodge has demolished the strip of rooms in the back.
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It amazes me that more guys working on that spaghetti don't get electrocuted. How the hell do they know what cable goes where and which ones are not live?

Hats off to them, massively dangerous work.

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Just now, Britboy said:

How the hell do they know what cable goes where and which ones are not live?

Because they started stripping the cables down beginning from the power source ......???

Sorry - I must be drunk - I forgot where I was then !!! 

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45 minutes ago, Bullfrog said:

Because they started stripping the cables down beginning from the power source ......???

Sorry - I must be drunk - I forgot where I was then !!! 

I doubt there's a single power source, that would be too logical . . 

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